A lot of musicians also have great cooking skills because creating a great meal is like creating a great song. You don't just take one thing and say there, I'm done. You create a foundation, and then you add to it, regardless if it's an overdub or a spice. And hopefully the end result is something that you're proud to share with others.
Yes, and timing is also essential.
I love to cook. Knowing how to prepare and time the cooking is an Art and a Science. If I cut into the correct thicknesses, I can saute ginger root and garlic simultaneously and they are both done at the same time.
Gottta cut the ginger root smaller or the garlic cooks sooner.
Little details but they matter.
My homemade habenaro-ginger-mango sauce tastes WAY better if you let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. A taste of the freshly cooked batch is a bit too hot and has some harsh overtones. Just letting it sit and cool makes it much smoother and richer tasting. Why? I dunno, it just works.
Same as some of my guitar licks!!!! Cheers, Kuru